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Position Statement on Endomyocardial Biopsy.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:33h | UTC

Heart Failure Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and Japanese Heart Failure Society Position Statement on Endomyocardial Biopsy

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the advancement of public health.

13 Jul, 2021 | 09:42h | UTC

WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the advancement of public health – World Health Organization

See reports:

Human genome editing: recommendations

Human genome editing: a framework for governance

Commentaries: New Global Recommendations for Human Genome Editing may Improve Use to Cure and Treat Diseases – Health Policy Watch AND WHO should lead on genome-editing policy, advisers say – Nature AND WHO Calls for Global Registry of Human Genome Editing – HealthDay AND Expert reaction to the WHO’s newly published recommendations and governance framework for human genome editing – Science Media Centre

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction.

16 Jun, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

 


RCT: Low tidal volume ventilation is not superior to no ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass in heart surgery.

8 Jun, 2021 | 09:16h | UTC

Low Tidal Volume Mechanical Ventilation Against No Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Heart Surgery (MECANO): A Randomized Controlled Trial – CHEST (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


#ACC21 – Practice Changing RCT: In patients with atrial fibrillation (75% maintained on anticoagulation), left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery reduces the incidence of stroke and systemic embolism (4.8 vs. 7.0%) in the following years.

17 May, 2021 | 08:33h | UTC

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion during Cardiac Surgery to Prevent Stroke – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Simple surgery prevents strokes in heart patients – McMaster University AND Occluding the LAA During Surgery Lowers Stroke Risk: LAAOS III – TCTMD

Video: The Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS) III

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Statement: Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis – Antibiotic prophylaxis for invasive dental procedures is suggested only for high-risk patients with the following conditions: 1) cardiac prosthetic valve; 2) previous infective endocarditis; 3) congenital heart disease; or 4) previous heart transplant

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

News release: Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria – American Heart Association

Top Things to Know: Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis – American Heart Association

Slide set: Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis

Commentaries: Commentary for Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis – American Heart Association

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Podcast: Congenital Heart Disease for the General Pediatrician

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

#24: Congenital Heart Disease for the General Pediatrician – The Cribsiders

 


Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Cohort Study: Effects of fluoroquinolones on outcomes of patients with aortic dissection or aneurysm

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:05h | UTC

Effects of Fluoroquinolones on Outcomes of Patients With Aortic Dissection or Aneurysm – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentary: Fluoroquinolones Associated With Increased Risk of Aortic Dissection, Aneurysm – American College of Cardiology

Related: Another study suggests fluoroquinolone use may increase the risk of development of aortic aneurysms (study and commentaries) AND Link between fluoroquinolones, aorta problems may not be as strong as thought AND Study: Oral Fluoroquinolones and Risk of Mitral and Aortic Regurgitation AND FDA Warns About Increased Risk of Aortic Dissection and Ruptures of Aortic Aneurism with Fluoroquinolones AND Meta-analysis: Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Aortopathy AND Study: Oral Fluoroquinolone and the Risk of Aortic Dissection AND Research: Fluoroquinolone use and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection

 


Controversies in revascularization for stable coronary artery disease

30 Mar, 2021 | 02:49h | UTC

Controversies in revascularisation for stable coronary artery disease – Clinical Medicine Journal

 


Long-term outcomes of patients undergoing the Ross procedure

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:42h | UTC

Long-Term Outcomes of Patients Undergoing the Ross Procedure – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentaries: Ross Procedure Done Well Holds Up Over Time – TCTMD AND Long-Term Outcomes of the Ross Procedure – American College of Cardiology

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Platelet tests pre-CABG may safely shorten washout waits, cut costs

16 Mar, 2021 | 01:44h | UTC

Platelet Tests Pre-CABG May Safely Shorten Washout Waits, Cut Costs – TCTMD

Original study: Platelet Reactivity in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Awaiting Surgical Revascularization – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

 


M-A: Angiographic Patency of Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits

12 Mar, 2021 | 08:10h | UTC

Angiographic Patency of Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits: A Network Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Trials – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve and associated aortopathy in newborns in Copenhagen, Denmark

21 Feb, 2021 | 21:58h | UTC

Prevalence of Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortopathy in Newborns in Copenhagen, Denmark – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Expert consensus of data elements for collection for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery

21 Feb, 2021 | 21:53h | UTC

Expert Consensus of Data Elements for Collection for Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery – World Journal of Surgery

Related: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery (guideline and commentary) AND Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS Cardiac) Recommendations: An Important First Step—But There Is Much Work to Be Done – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (free)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


European position paper on the management of patients with patent foramen ovale. Part II – Decompression sickness, migraine, arterial deoxygenation syndromes, and select high-risk clinical conditions

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:36h | UTC

European position paper on the management of patients with patent foramen ovale. Part II – Decompression sickness, migraine, arterial deoxygenation syndromes and select high-risk clinical conditions – European Heart Journal

 


Observational study suggests aspirin is a better choice than warfarin for children who have undergone Fontan surgery

16 Feb, 2021 | 02:03h | UTC

Long-term outcomes of warfarin versus aspirin after Fontan surgery – The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Commentary: Aspirin preferred to prevent blood clots in kids after heart surgery – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Dobutamine-sparing vs. dobutamine-to-all strategy in cardiac surgery

9 Feb, 2021 | 00:57h | UTC

Dobutamine-sparing versus dobutamine-to-all strategy in cardiac surgery: a randomized noninferiority trial – Annals of Intensive Care

 


Randomized trial: Conservative fluid management strategy vs. usual care in participants after cardiac surgery

1 Feb, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Trial of a Conservative Fluid Management Strategy Compared With Usual Care in Participants After Cardiac Surgery: The Fluids After Bypass Study – Critical Care Medicine

 


Randomized trial: Continuous postoperative pericardial flushing reduces postoperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting

29 Jan, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Continuous postoperative pericardial flushing reduces postoperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized trial – EClinicalMedicine

 


Meta-analysis: Minimally invasive surgery versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement

27 Jan, 2021 | 01:00h | UTC

Minimally invasive surgery versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Open Heart

Commentary: TAVI vs Minimally Invasive AVR Yields Surprising Findings: Meta-analysis – TCTMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Another study suggests fluoroquinolone use may increase the risk of development of aortic aneurysms

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Association of Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic Aneurysm – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Disease—Is It Time to Broaden the Warning? – JAMA (free for a limited period) AND Study links fluoroquinolones to higher risk of aneurysm – CIDRAP AND Analysis Links Fluoroquinolones to Increased Aortic Aneurysm Risk – Physician’s Weekly

 


2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease

18 Dec, 2020 | 09:45h | UTC

2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

News release: Updated guideline for heart valve disease spotlights less invasive treatments

Key Perspectives: Part 1

Key Perspectives: Part 2

Key Perspectives: Part 3

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction

11 Dec, 2020 | 09:19h | UTC

Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Review – JAMA Cardiology

Videos: Acute Rupture of Left Ventricular Aneurysm AND Ventricular Septal Rupture AND Papillary Muscle Rupture

 


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